LANCUM-EA1096: Medieval heart-shaped brooch

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Unique ID: LANCUM-EA1096

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Cast cu-alloy heart-shaped brooch dating from the Medieval period, probably 13th or 14th century. It is of a simple, flat, slightly assymmetrical heart-shape and its pin is missing. The pin rest is indicated by two small spikes and a plain, undecorated, slightly narrowed area at the 'centre top' of the heart. The obverse of what remains of the frame, however, is decorated with simple short grooves, radiating outwards.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Donated to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1066
Date to: Ante AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.3 mm
Width: 28.32 mm
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 2.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Carlisle

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 0.1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Donated to Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Land dedicated to the display of a monument

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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